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Where to Stay
Prices listed are for a standard room for one night during high sea-
son (expect prices to be as much as 40% lower during the low sea-
son). The price scale refers to US $.
$........................Under $100
$$$.......................Over $200
Hotels & Resorts
Spanish Bay Reef , Barkers,
800-482-DIVE, 345-949-3765,
fax 345-949-1842,, $$. This resort
on the north end of West Bay, tucked away on a sandy stretch of
beach shaded by tall palms and willowy casuarina trees, is casual and fun.
The sea here is somewhat choppy, although a barrier creates a swimming
area, and it is a favorite spot with divers. Dive sites include No Name Wall,
Chinese Wall, Lemon Drop-Off, Grand Canyon, The Pinnacles, and more,
each offering a peek at an undersea world filled with marine life, fascinat-
ing formations, and beautiful corals.
All rooms have air conditioning, private balcony or patio and satellite TV.
The resort features the Spanish Main Restaurant and Calico Jack's Pool-
side Bar as well as a private beach, freshwater pool, Jacuzzi, and dock. An
all-inclusive package covers all meals and beverages (other than wine or
champagne), use of sightseeing cars on a shared basis, bicycles, introduc-
tory scuba and snorkeling lessons, unlimited scuba diving from shore for
certified divers (including tanks and weight belt), boat dives (usually a
two-tank dive), airport transfers, and all taxes and gratuities. The three-
night dive package starts at $756 per person ($568 for non-divers; stan-
dard room) and includes one two-tank dive per day. Low-season rates,
from the end of June through August, drop to $692 for divers and $505 for
Guest Houses
White Haven Inn Guest House , Batabano Road,
345-949-1064, fax
345-945-4890, $. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, this modest
guest house offers a slice of real Caymanian life at a reasonable price.
Three units feature air conditioning, ceiling fans, telephone, televisions,
and VCRs. A full American breakfast is included, along with free airport
pick-up. After a day spent scuba diving and exploring the island, guests
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